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A.W. Shucks

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Address: Carmel, CA
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+1 831-624-6605
11:00 - 21:00
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Sun - Thu 11:00 - 21:00
Fri - Sat 11:00 - 22:00

A popular local pub.

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Great little find!!

We were there for lunch and had an amazing experience! The service was excellent and so was the food! We had a ceaser salad with crab and crab cakes! Think the Caesar was a better... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
Joy M
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 108 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

We were there for lunch and had an amazing experience! The service was excellent and so was the food! We had a ceaser salad with crab and crab cakes! Think the Caesar was a better choice than my crab cake but I could not complain!! Next time I will have the plain crab!! Great atmosphere and really a fabulous vibe,... More 

Thank Joy M
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4 reviews
Reviewed 1 week ago

Service was great, margaritas were perfect, and the Oyster Shuckefellers were to die for. Also tried the clam chowder which was just as good as everything else...Tip, try adding the Chamucos Hot Sauce if you like spice. AW Shucks did not disappoint.

Thank Jessica S
New York City, New York
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127 reviews
48 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

After taking a stroll down to Carmel by the sea we stopped in A.W. Shucks for a quick drink. We went with the Bloody Mary's which were pretty good...spicy but good. The bartender and staff were friendly and it just seemed like a really nice place.

Thank Jaime O
Lubbock, Texas
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26 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 April 2017

We stopped by to get a drink and ended up having the Oysters too. The Bloody Mary was excellent, the Oysters fresh and the service was wonderful. Their selection of beverages is one to behold!

Thank Deanna M
Washington, DC
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187 reviews
27 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 83 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 March 2017

I'll admit I chose AW Shucks based on previous reviews and was looking forward to stopping in for drinks and dinner while passing through Carmel for a night. Afterw watching the sunset on the beach, I walked from the hotel past shops that were already closed for the evening (at 7ish), Carmel seemed quite sleepy. Arriving at AW Shucks brightened... More 

Thank Eyeballs
Chicago, Illinois
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15 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 March 2017

Great little bar/bistro tucked away on the main drag of beautiful Carmel. Great vibe here. We did not eat just a drink. Excellent oyster presentation will be sure to hit it next time we are in the area. Patrons throughout were enjoying their dinners and drinks.

Thank horstvonmuiskaak
Gustine, California
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11 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 February 2017 via mobile

My husband and I always come here for dinner when in Carmel. Love this place for the verity of the alcohol available and the quality of the food. The best in Carmel!!

Thank Ewhitaker
san francisco
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7 reviews
Reviewed 12 February 2017 via mobile

This was our first visit. My husband and I wished we lived closer! Casual atmosphere, great service, awesome food! We started with the fried calamari and thought it might be the best we ever had! Perfect texture and light, flaky batter. Soooo good. He had the seafood sandwich and I had the albacore tuna melt. Everything tasted fresh and flavorful.... More 

Thank chgz2005
Salt Lake City, Utah
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17 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 December 2016

The fresh oysters are the best here and great friendly servers. The chowders are very fresh and delicious ! Come here if you want excellent seafood.

Thank lifeis2goodtimes
Bend, Oregon
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25 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 December 2016

Crowded and lively with a cool bar vibe. Located in the heart of the Ocean Avenue restaurants and shops. Since we are not oyster eaters we opted for sandwiches. Portions are enormous and ingredients fresh and tasty. Very noisy during midday lunch rush, but fun.

Thank Craig C

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